Trip and/or Slip and Fall Accidents on Sidewalks

Injured in a trip and fall, or slip and fall accident in Brooklyn? Was it the result of a slippery pavement or a broken sidewalk? You may have questions about what to do next. These accidents can happen anywhere: in front of someone’s house, by a construction site, abutting an apartment building or commercial premises.

You need to know who to bring a personal injury action against. The law in New York divides responsibility between the municipality, landlords and tenants. In addition, there could be leases between landlord and tenant, or between landlord and construction company, that shift liability from one party to the other.

​If you need to speak with one of our experienced New York personal injury lawyers about a sidewalk accident, please call us for a free consultation at (800) 560-0214.

Trip and Fall / Slip and Fall Accidents on Roadways

Falls in New York often take place on the crosswalk. Pedestrians cross the street and fall due to broken roadway. Other times, a driver or passenger of a car may fall when exiting his vehicle. Bicyclists tend to often get injured due to slip and fall, or trip and fall on the roadway, either due to broken asphalt or icy surface of the roadway.

In these situations it is important to realize that the municipality, for the most part, controls, repaves and repairs the roadway. They are responsible for snow and ice removal. Injured parties face shorter time frames to bring an action against a municipality. Therefore, if you or your loved one has been hurt, you must speak to an attorney right away. Otherwise, you may miss the deadlines for filing a claim for your fall a the roadway.

​If you need to speak with one of our experienced Brooklyn personal injury lawyers about a roadway accident, please call us for a free consultation at (800) 560-0214.

Accidents on the Premises

On premises accidents often happen inside buildings, in stores and supermarkets. In order for the injured person to recover for someone else’s negligence in these premise accidents, they must prove liability. You would have to prove the defendant created the condition that caused the accident, or should have been aware of the condition and failed to timely remedy same. For example, a store employee stacking egg cartons causes one to fall to the floor and it breaks. He then leaves without putting cones or barricades around the spill. After some time goes by, before the spill is cleaned up, a customer falls on the spill.

You can argue that the employee created an unsafe condition which caused the fall. Speaking to our attorneys early on can help protect your rights. We can work to secure the video surveillance of the accident, which stores usually keep for a limited amount of time.

Speak with one of our experienced New York personal injury lawyers about your premises accident. Call us for a free consultation at (800) 560-0214.

Cases Against Municipalities and Public Benefit Corporations

These are actions against the City of New York, Department of Parks and Board of Education. It also includes transit authority corporations, such as MTA, NYCTA, and MABSTOA.

A prerequisite to any of these actions is filing a timely Notice of Claim to allow the municipality or public benefit corporation to investigate the accident. This also gives these entities time to call the claimant for a hearing to ascertain what happened and the injuries sustained. Furthermore, the time to bring a lawsuit against these entities is extremely limited. An injured party needs to contact an attorney early on to ensure proper filing of the documentation needed in these actions.

​If you need to speak with one of our experienced New York personal injury lawyers about an accident against a municipality or any of its agencies, please call us for a free consultation at (800) 560-0214.

Stairwell and Staircase Falls in Brooklyn

Many accidents occur in stairwells causing serious accidents. Loose debris in stairwells, broken steps on the staircases, and lack on handrails can cause injuries. Stairwell and staircase falls also happen when the building has windows by stairwells that are left open during the rain. Additionally, leaking air conditioning can cause stairs to be slippery. Many people blame themselves for not watching where they were going. Often, these falls happen directly as a result of the landlord’s negligence in maintaining the property. They may be liable for injuries on their stairwells and staircases.

Contact Our Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyers Today

Were you or a loved one injured in a stairwell or staircase? Speak with one of our experienced New York personal injury lawyers about your injury. Talk to our experienced stairwell or staircase injury lawyers at (800) 560-0214.

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